November 2016 issue of Human Technology now published

The new issue of the online journal Human Technology has been published. This issue comprises manuscripts that were submitted independently to our journal. Beginning January 1, 2017, the role of publisher of the journal Human Technology will be moved from the Agora Center to the Open Science Center at the University of Jyväskylä because of internal university restructuring. Day-to-day operations and ongoing open access will continue for Human Technology's without interruption.

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From the Publisher

Change in Human Technology’s Publisher: Continued Focus on Human–Technology Research
Pasi Tyrväinen

From the Editor in Chief

Change and Continuity
Pertti Hurme

Original Articles

Immersion Revisited: A Review of Existing Definitions of Immersion and Their Relation to Different Theories of Presence
Niels Christian Nilsson, Rolf Nordahl, & Stefania Serafin

Expert Views on Current and Future Use of Social Media Among Crisis and Emergency Management Organizations: Incentives and Barriers
Matti Haataja, Anne Laajalahti, & Jenni Hyvärinen

Detecting Falls at Home: User-Centered Design of a Pervasive Technology
Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon, Bruno Cuvillier, Salima Body, & Florence Cros

Bodystorming for Movement-Based Interaction Design
Elena Márquez Segura, Laia Turmo Vidal, & Asreen Rostami

Algorithmic Reflections on Choreography
Pablo Ventura & Daniel Bisig

As noted above, a call for papers is in process for a future special issue in Human Technology: SADE: Semiotics + Art and Design Experience. The scope of this thematic issue involves the mechanisms of semiotics in art and design, particularly the interrelations and significance that art, design, and technology have for one another. The deadline for submissions through Human Technology’s journal management system is 15 January, 2017. More information is available on the journal's website and you are encouraged to share this information to colleagues who may be conducting research in this topic area.

We ask that you please forward information on our journal to all of your colleagues who might be interested in the topics within this issue or wish to submit a paper for either the thematic issue or for an open submissions issue of Human Technology. The link to our journal management system ( is provided for the submission of manuscripts for publication consideration.

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